“I’m”, “You’ve”, “It’s”, “We’d” …
|I am →||I’m|
|We are →||We’re|
|He will →||He’ll|
|I have →||I’ve|
|She had →|
She would →
List of all English contractions
|Contraction||Non-contracted form||Example / Extra info|
|ain’t||am not / are not / is not / has not / have not||“Ain’t” is very informal and is only used by some English speakers. See the Wikipedia article for more information.|
|aren’t||are not||“aren’t” is sometimes used to pose questions: “Aren’t I the best?” Although “Am I not the best?” is the correct way to form this sentence, |
|can’t||cannot||I can’t come with tonight, I’m sick.|
|could’ve||could have||I could’ve told you that if you had asked!|
|couldn’t||could not||The doctor couldn’t tell me what was wrong.|
|didn’t||did not||He didn’t come to class today.|
|doesn’t||does not||She doesn’t want to become a doctor.|
|don’t||do not||We don’t have time to stop at the supermarket.|
|hadn’t||had not||Our family hadn’t been to California before.|
|hasn’t||has not||It hasn’t started raining yet.|
|haven’t||have not||Haven’t you seen this film already?|
|He’d been acting odd all day.|
He’d like a slice of pizza.
|he’ll||he will||He’ll be here soon.|
|He’s the best student in class.|
|How’d you do that?|
How’d you like your steak cooked?
|how’ll||how will||How’ll the weather be tomorrow?|
|How’s your brother doing?|
How’s it been going?
How’s it work?
|I’d been sitting there for hours.|
I’d like a Coke, please.
|I’ll||I will||I’ll be home by 6:00pm tonight.|
|I’m||I am||I’m very tired.|
|I’ve||I have||I’ve been to London twice before.|
|isn’t||is not||Isn’t he studying law?|
|It’d been days since I last saw him.|
It’d be nice to meet your friend.
|it’ll||it will||It’ll be a lovely day tomorrow.|
|It’s a pity that we have to leave.|
It’s been nice seeing you.
|let’s||let us||Let’s meet for lunch tomorrow.|
|ma’am||madam||Excuse me, ma’am.|
|mightn’t||might not||I mightn’t be home till late.|
|might’ve||might have||He might’ve already gone to bed.|
|mustn’t||must not||You mustn’t run with scissors.|
|must’ve||must have||She must’ve forgotten to call me.|
|needn’t||need not||You needn’t worry about me!|
|not’ve||not have||You might not’ve heard, but we’re engaged!|
|o’clock||of the clock||See you at four o’clock this afternoon!|
|shan’t||shall not||I shan’t go to work today.|
|She’d been working very hard.|
She’d be a great teacher.
|she’ll||she will||She’ll bring the wine tonight.|
|She’s quite tall.|
She’s taken the train home.
|should’ve||should have||Secrets are no good, you should’ve told me.|
|shouldn’t||should not||One shouldn’t work too hard.|
|that’ll||that will||That’ll be quite a fun vacation!|
|That’s an excellent idea.|
|There’d been an accident on the highway.|
There’d be no chance of winning without you!
|there’re||there are||There’re about ten people here.|
|There’s plenty of gas in the car.|
There’s been a mistake.
|They’d been walking in the wrong direction.|
They’d tell me if they knew.
|they’ll||they will||I was told they’ll be late to class today.|
|they’re||they are||They’re interested in mathematics.|
|they’ve||they have||They’ve spent all of their money.|
|wasn’t||was not||She wasn’t planning on coming today.|
|We’d lost our keys.|
We’d like to book a room at the hotel.
|we’ll||we will||We’ll work for as long as necessary.|
|we’re||we are||We’re not sure where he went.|
|we’ve||we have||We’ve been driving for many hours.|
|weren’t||were not||We weren’t worried about him.|
|what’ll||what will||What’ll the weather be like next week?|
|what’re||what are||What’re you trying to say?|
|What’s your name?|
What’s he got in his bag?
|what’ve||what have||What’ve you done today so far?|
|When’s your birthday?|
When’s she been cruel to you?
|where’d||where did||Where’d you go last night?|
|where’ve||where have||Where’ve you been all day?|
|She saw the man who’d been driving the bus.|
Who’d have thought!
|who’ll||who will||Who’ll cook dinner tonight?|
|who’re||who are||Who’re your favorite singers?|
|Who’s your favorite player?|
Who’s been working hard?
|who’ve||who have||Who’ve spoken with about this?|
|why’ll||why will||Why’ll he not speak with her?|
|why’re||why are||It’s your day off, why’re you working?|
|Why’s he angry?|
Why’s she been so quiet?
|won’t||will not||I won’t go to the cinema tonight.|
|would’ve||would have||I would’ve been happy to help you.|
|wouldn’t||would not||He wouldn’t tell me where he was going.|
|y’all||you all||Do y’all speak English?|
|You’d already taken the bus home.|
You’d like my friend, she’s very nice.
|you’ll||you will||You’ll see my new haircut tomorrow in class.|
|you’re||you are||You’re a good friend!|
|you’ve||you have||You’ve been studying all week.|